It has been interesting talking with my blogger and teacher friends via Instagram and learning that not all schools have an Open House at the end of the year! I think it might be mainly a So. Cal thing. In the first month of school, we have Back to School Night where we share the rules, expectations, and procedures with the parents. At that time, all of the bulletin boards need to be decorated to the nine. Then at the end of the year we have "Open House" where we invite the parents to come and see the classroom that is decorated to impress. Normally there is some end of the year project on display, and a memory book/portfolio for each child. Here is a peek into my Kindergarten world.
P.S I am trying out different photo apps, so please excuse the fact that all of the photos are edited a little differently! :)
I took pictures of all of the main bulletin boards, I hope you enjoy them! I always stress out on deciding if I should do a class theme for Open House, like: insects, ocean, farm, etc...of course I can't stick to one, so it is a little bit of everything!
I must say, the balloons really filled up the space in the middle of the room, and this is something I will do each year.
Here are some little bumble bees and beehives from our insect unit.
This was one of those last minute additions, about an hour before Open House. All of the other teachers on my wing had their outside windows decorated, so I couldn't be the only one without mine decorated! #fomo (fear of missing out)
We made this little fish subtraction craft to show a number sentence.
We went on a field trip to the zoo, and to prepare for our field trip, we learned about monkeys and lions. You can't see it, but on the bananas and seaks, there are sentences about each animal. We made a double bubble map to compare and contrast lions and monkeys. ( I can't decide if I want to put these in my TpT Store...)
This flower labeling craft is from Caitlin's All About Plants Unit.
I made these cork boards (click HERE to see the tutorial) to display multiple writing pages from our Kindergarten was a Blast Craftivity. Each page prompted a different reflection question about their Kindergarten year.
Below are more details from our room!
Do you have Open House at the end of the year??